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Threaded together: International Babywearing Week 2017

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For International Babywearing Week 2017 the theme is Threaded together. We have been reflecting on what babywearing means to us at It’s a Sling Thing: Jen’s story, and Em’s story. Head over to our facebook page to join in the discussion about what it means to you.

Jen wrote this poem as part of their reflection

Threaded together

We are threaded together.

Interwoven.

You are a weft to my warp, and together we make something more than mere threads.

We are held together with something stronger then blood.

Commitment and care.

Love and attchment.

Sometimes my arms are tired.

But you still need me and I need to carry on.

So, we sling a while, we chat a while,

whilst we walk a while, or cook or shop and carry on

the daily tasks of life. Together.

Buckled up, snuggled in, arms and fabric stretched

tight around your sleeping form.

Knotted together

Inextricably tangled, we are forever a part of each other.

These tools have changed my life.

But not as much as you, precious child.

Jen Littlejohns, 2017
threaded together a poem jen littlejohns

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